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Originally delivered on 9/10/2023 8:35 pm


Issue 3, September 10, 2023

The Parents Association rolled out the red carpet to welcome our amazing students on the first day of the 2023-24 school year. Music, balloons, and snack bars added to the festive atmosphere!

We hope the first two days of school went well for all of our students and we wish everyone a successful and memorable school year.

Thank You Volunteers

The Parents Association would like to thank the following parents/guardians for helping to make our annual Red Carpet Welcome Back a success: Sara Aros, Sara Brunetti, Jake Daehler, Laetitia Ducroux, Elaine Finkletaub, John Inwood, Sarah Ireland, Nawal Nawras, Erica Reeves, Erica Schohn, Rina Cohen Schwarz, Josephine Ubilla, and Diane Vasquez. 

Special Election for Open Positions

Monday, September 18th

6:30 PM

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Open Positions

On Monday, September 18th @ 6:30 PM there will be a special Parent Association election meeting via Zoom to fill the following positions: 

Recording Secretary
VP of Engagement & Hospitality
VP of Special Education
Senior Class Representative
Junior Class Representative
Sophomore Class Representative
Freshman Class Representative
Student Leadership Team (SLT) - Freshman Parent Representative
Student Leadership Team (SLT) - IEP/504 Parent Representative

All current parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to run for Parent Association and Student Leadership Team positions. All nominations will be accepted the evening of the meeting. Candidates can nominate themselves or have someone else nominate them. Candidates will have one minute to introduce themselves and explain why they are interested in the position. If you would like to run for a position but can’t make the meeting, please reach out to so we can make sure you are on the ballot.


  • Every parent/guardian with a registered student at LaGuardia is eligible to vote.
  • In order to participate in the Zoom election meeting, a participant must rename themselves on Zoom using the last 4 digits of your student’s school ID number. Please take a moment to find this information before the meeting on September 18th
  • The Zoom link will be open 30 minutes before the start of the meeting in case you need help finding your student’s ID number.
  • The meeting will start PROMPTLY at 6:30pm. If you have not renamed yourself with the last 4 digits of your student’s ID, you cannot be a part of the meeting. No exceptions. 
  • If both parents/guardians attend the meeting, you must rename yourselves with an A and B after the last 4 digits of your student’s ID.

We suggest donating $500 to the General PA and $250 to your student's studio. For credit card donations, use the links below. If you are donating to both the General PA and to a Studio, you will need to make two separate transactions. 

General PA
Art Studio
Dance Studio
Drama Studio
Music Studio
Tech Studio

You can also donate by: 

Zelle: Please write in the note section who the donation is from and your student's name. 

Check: Please make checks payable to the LaGuardia High School PA and mail checks to: LaGuardia High School Parents Association, 100 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY 10023

First General PA Meeting

Wednesday, September 27th

6:30 PM

Zoom link will be sent out closer to meeting date.

General PA Meeting Survey

In order to find a monthly meeting day/time that is convenient to the most people, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The information will be used to schedule General PA meetings starting in October. Please complete the survey form by NOON onSeptember 13th. If you have any questions, please reach out to

12 LaG projects to choose from...

The LaGuardia community believes in supporting its teachers and students throughout the school year. With DonorsChoose, it couldn't be simpler. DonorsChoose empowers public school teachers to request much-needed materials for their students and classrooms to further enhance their learning experience in meaningful ways.

Mr. Swope needs to replace a 15-year-old plotter for computer generated theatre production drawings. 

Check out  11 more LaGuardia projects requesting funding.

Please visit our DonorsChoose page and share with your family and friends. Anyone can contribute and all donations are tax deductible. Your contributions and/or sharing of these links is greatly appreciated!

Tauheedah Yasin
DonorsChoose Liaison
LaGuardia HS Parents Association


Kristin Leigh & Caroline Andoscia
Art Studio Co-Representatives
LaGuardia HS Art Studio Webpage

We will hold monthly Zoom meetings for the Fine Arts Studio. The first one will be in late September. Stay tuned for more details! If you haven't already, be sure to create an account through the LaGuardia PA website to receive Fine Arts Studio emails. 

Erica Schohn & Joslin Paradise
Dance Studio Co-Representatives
LaGuardia HS Dance Studio Webpage

Please join us for our first DANCE PA meeting on September 20th @7:00 PM via Zoom (link to follow). We will discuss our plans and goals for this year, and will be looking for volunteers to help build our community. Separately, we will be providing information soon about an opportunity to meet your student’s dance teachers - to be offered in person and virtually - to be held in October.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 20th.

Sarah Ireland & Sara Brunetti
Drama Studio Co-Representatives
Laguardia HS Drama Studio Webpage

Our first Parents of Drama Students meeting will be virtual and is tentatively set for September 27th! This meeting will be virtual, immediately following the General PA meeting. A Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. 

This year, all Drama seniors will receive FREE headshots courtesy of Stomping Ground Photo! The initial shoot date is saved for 10/21, with a make-up date TBD. We are so excited to be offering this service. Please mark your calendars and look for more information in our September newsletter.

Want to get involved in the Drama Studio? We have several vital volunteer positions, such as Drama Studio secretary and Freshman Class parent volunteer. Learn more at our first PODS meeting. Date TBA. It’s a great way to meet new people and help give back to the LaG community. Join us! 

Marcee Smith & Diane Vasquez
Music Studio Vocal Co-Representatives

Rebecca Sherman
Music Instrumental  Representative
LaGuardia HS Music Studio Webpage

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! The Music Studio is excited to welcome all families, new and returning!

Let's Get In Touch We'd love to connect with you, and the easiest way for that to happen is with a Membership Tool Kit account! You can create one HERE. This will also ensure that you will receive our weekly Music Monday newsletter, which you don't want to miss because it's chocked full with information. Please visit our website for more information and past Music Monday issues.

Music Studio Meetings We are planning to hold an in-person Music Studio meeting as soon as possible, but it will likely be early in October. 

Music Studio Merchandise Those of you who were able to join us for the New Family Orientation on August 30th were able to see some of our new merchandise, and even more is coming! We plan to have our online store open by the end of September. More information will be in Music Monday as well.

We look forward to an amazing school year and we're so glad you're here to join us!

Rina Cohen Schwarz & Cynthia Solis Yi
Tech Studio Co-Representatives
LaGuardia HS Tech Studio Webpage

Parents (& guardians) of Technical Theatre Students (POTS):
POTS enhance our students' LaG experience by strengthening our Tech community, staying informed, contributing, being involved and showing up.

Please sign up for our communications through your LaGuardia Parents Association account. Click HERE to create your account.

We hope you’ll attend our first Tech studio POTS meeting on Thursday, Sept 21, 7:15-8:00pm on Zoom. Click HERE to join the meeting.

Check out LaG Tech Studio Merchandise HERE.

We all look forward to meeting with you virtually and seeing you at school events in person!


Jerrianna Phenix

Parent Coordinator

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